Quotes of Defiance

“ Be not discouraged. There is a future for you.... The resistance encountered now predicates hope.... Only as we rise... do we encounter opposition. ”

- Frederick Douglass

“ You know, this President invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN. He is basically a war criminal. Honestly. He should be tried at The Hague. ”

- Rosie O’Donnell

“ Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. ”

- George S. Patton

“ I've always loved a challenge. ”

- Lana Turner

“ We believe that armed struggle, together with civil disobedience and resistance, will continue to play a key role in our strategy. ”

- Joe Slovo

“ As you go along your road in life, you will, if you aim high enough, also meet resistance… But no matter how tough the opposition may seem, have courage still and persevere. ”

- Madeleine K. Albright

“ Pride in their port, defiance in their eye I see the Lords of human kind pass by. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. ”

- Julianne Moore

“ If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. ”

- William Tecumseh Sherman

“ Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch, what make you go beyond the norm. ”

- Cicely Tyson

“ The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. ”

- Phil Weltman

“ The best work is done in defiance of management. ”

- Bob Woodward

“ Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. ”

- Will Durst

“ There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy. ”

- Hitopadesa

“ In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survives transfixed with rapture. ”

- Ernest Becker

“ I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'. Lovin might be a mistake but it's worth makin. ”

- Lee Ann Womack

“ Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity. ”

- Stephen R. Covey

“ A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. ”

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

“ There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ There is all the difference in the world between the criminal's avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience's taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter! — all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement! ”

- William Pitt Chatham

“ Be not discouraged. There is a future for you.... The resistance encountered now predicates hope.... Only as we rise... do we encounter opposition. ”

- Frederick Douglass

“ You know, this President invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the UN. He is basically a war criminal. Honestly. He should be tried at The Hague. ”

- Rosie O’Donnell

“ Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. ”

- George S. Patton

“ I've always loved a challenge. ”

- Lana Turner

“ We believe that armed struggle, together with civil disobedience and resistance, will continue to play a key role in our strategy. ”

- Joe Slovo
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